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Severe unexplained nerve pain. Numbness. Loss of function in arm. Doctors dont believe me.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2016
  • 06:28 PM

Had a similar attack last year. Prolapsed disk in neck has been ruled out. Pain is horrific. Last year I lost arm function for 9 months and now its come back this past couple of weeks. History of disk rupture in back necessitating a discectomy in 2006. Neuro surgeon cant explain why this is happening to my arm, referred me onto neurologist who said it was just general ME fatigue and suggested I take something to.lift my mood, which I refused as there was nothing wrong with my mood!. Neither are taking this seriously and listening to me. Have a second opinion in 2 weeks, but its been arranged by the Neuro I have already seen. How impartial will that be?! In the mean time my life is on hold as I cannot function with this pain no matter what painkillers I throw at it (mst, oramorph, lyrica, naproxen, diazepam, co codamol etc) Cant work like this. I'm self employed with my own business, if I don't work I dont get paid) arm is now functioning to approx 50% strength and movement. I have no feeling in my index finger and the tip of my thumb. Ive just been told I'm severely anaemic, which is being treated with iron suppliment). Was admitted to hospital in an attempt to get the pain under control, but discharged because they could do no more for me than I was doing myself. I'm at the end of my tether with this and I dont know what to do.any suggestions gratefully received xxx

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